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Pimp Audiobook

Pimp: The Story of My Life

A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. It is a trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale—the dangers of jail, addiction, and death that are still all too familiar for today’s black community. By telling the story of one man’s struggles and triumphs in an underground world, Pimp shows us the game doesn’t change; it just has a different swagger.
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A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. It is a trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale—the dangers of jail, addiction, and death that are still all too familiar for today’s black community. By telling the story of one man’s struggles and triumphs in an underground world, Pimp shows us the game doesn’t change; it just has a different swagger.

Only Slim could tell this story and make the reader feel it. If you thought Hustle & Flow was the true pimp story, this book is where it all began. This is the heyday of the pimp, the hard-won pride and glory, small though it may be; the beginnings of pimp before it was dragged in front of the camera, before pimp juice and pimp style. Though it is a tale of his times, it will remain current and true for as long as there is a race bias, as long as there is a street life, as long as there is exploitation.

©1969 1987 by Iceberg Slim (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Iceberg Slim was the godfather of a genre.” (K’wan, #1 Essence best-selling author)

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    James Brown NYC, USA 05-05-13
    James Brown NYC, USA 05-05-13 Member Since 2015

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    ""Extremely Real""
    What did you love best about Pimp?

    The raw, and blatant honesty.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Iceberg Slim. The reason is that I love the fact that he did not try to display himself as some kind of godlike figure, with this being an autobiography about his life. Instead he explained everything about his life, from child to middle-aged Man. From a non-pimp adolescent to a retired middle-aged Pimp. The good, the bad and the "extremely ugly." And from there he let the reading hear, feel, and interpret his story, as they so choose. Autobiographies like this are without a doubt "The most interesting."


    Which scene was your favorite?

    His entire 1st, jail stent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not have an extreme emotional reaction, but I did have an extreme intellectual reaction. But seeing the ugliness of one man's horrors and mistakes in full detail, has help me mentally check my own deficiencies.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 02-06-16
    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 02-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Pure Crap"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Much better author and a much better performance could possible done something to this story.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A new story from some of my favorite authors.


    What three words best describe Cary Hite’s voice?

    No further comments.


    What character would you cut from Pimp?

    A bunch of poor loosers.


    Any additional comments?

    Not necessary.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 10-11-15
    Sean 10-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT AND OUTSTANDING BOOK!!"

    IF YOU CANT UNDERSTAND HIS LANGO THEN YOUR NOT FROM THE STREETS IF YOUR NOT FROM THE STREETS DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    why about this 09-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Game"

    LRP's long range pimping. Should be heard by everyone. Good from start to finish. Peace

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Darrell CANTON, MI, United States 11-01-12
    Darrell CANTON, MI, United States 11-01-12

    I am a professional guy. I read various topics from Ghost, Sc-fi, Technical(Career),Action/Drama and Self Help.

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    "Excellent Urban Literature"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a Urban readers paradise. It tells it straight forward and as the actual character would view the situation. Very raw and paints vivid pictures.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Hardcore, Urban feel


    What does Cary Hite bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He gives the emotion, feeling and the anger that you may not get from reading.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "unknown" Brooklyn, NY, United States 09-02-11
    "unknown" Brooklyn, NY, United States 09-02-11
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    "Awsome Sipmply Awesome"

    IceBurg Slim one hell of a pimp, This book tells a whole lot about his life an struggle an how he has became the man that we as Young Pimps admire awesome listen ...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Violetkupcake 04-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    "And you think you have heard it all..."
    Where does Pimp rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's the top 5 by far!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pimp?

    I'm still reading it, but it is funny, sad, and serious at the same time


    Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

    He does the characters very well! he never bores me or cause me to lose intrest


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The beginning when he mentioned his own trama at the age age of three years old. I have heard lots of stories but this takes the cake on child abuse.


    Any additional comments?

    Understanding the slang in the book is a bit hard to grasp at first, but the story is so good, you get it after a while.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 10-18-15
    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 10-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "No redeeming qualities here."

    Unless you enjoy explicit, raunchy sex over and over and the abuse of women, i do not recommend this book at all. I kept hoping at some point, like other books of this nature, he'd redeem himself, but it never happens. I fast forwarded to see if he changes, but it was the same thing over and over. Horrible book about a horrible man.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Must Read "

    Good book takes me way back in time and it makes me feel like im there with all the wise macks from that 30's and 40's....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Caitlin 03-07-16
    Caitlin 03-07-16
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    "Raw and real, incredible story"

    Loved it! The vocabulary from that time period is great, the narrator really captivates the reader while telling this incredible story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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